Saturday, September 25, 2010
The perils of processed pet food
I've known for some time that there's a growing movement to reject prepared, pre-processed pet foods, which are being blamed for a great many illnesses and deficiencies in pet health. Trouble is, there's a great deal of rhetoric and not much empirical evidence in the debate. It's hard to make an informed choice when verifiable, objective fact is hard to come by.
However, an article in the Daily Mail sheds some light on why this may be the case. The author points out that pet food manufacturers have secured the right to provide input to veterinary training, which directly influences those trusted by pet owners to give them the right information. There's a lot of other detail as well, certainly enough to give me pause for thought.
If you own a pet - not just a dog, but any pet - I highly recommend reading the entire article. Food for thought indeed!